[thelist] responsiveness from "the coffee shop"]

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Fri Feb 4 09:17:19 CST 2011

Good morning all,

After nary a complaint for over a month, the last three mornings she has 
reported problems from the same coffee shop, all between 7am-8am MT. 
Yesterday I sent her the paraphrased instructions Mohan sent.  She's on 
a MAC now rather than a PC, so we're not clear on the  flushdns step 2. 

1) Can anyone advise how to do flush dns on a MAC?
2) Depending on the result, positive or negative, would this still 
indicate a problem with the coffee shop's internet provider or other?



I couldn't get on again this morning. 

The coral thing did work.
Tried to find out how to flush the DNS with my mac but couldn't.  Ran 
the ping and got this 

Ping has started…

PING dottedi.biz ( 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
Request timeout for icmp_seq 7
Request timeout for icmp_seq 8

--- dottedi.biz ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

On Feb 3, 2011, at 8:12 AM, Bob Meetin wrote:

 From a fellow on the list:

Lets make a checklist of items for your client to do, the next time this 

1) Go to this site: http://www.coralcdn.org/ and in "Using coral" enter 
the site address (in the place where it says www.cnn.com) and click Go. 

2) If this loads, then the problem is with the ISP's DNS servers. 

   1. Run ipconfig /flushdns
   2. Run ipconfig /release
   3. Run ipconfig /renew

Try to connect again. Explanation: What this does is to force Windows 
into rebuilding the DNS cache by querying the DNS entries again from DNS 
servers. These are "windows" commands and unfortunately I don't know 
what the comparable MAC commands are.

3) If connect fails, Run ping and tracert. Send me output of ping and 
tracert (Also Windows commands, you need the MAC version/method)


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